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Wyclef and Amazon Music Announce 25th Anniversary of ‘The Carnival’ Live Stream – VIBE.com

Three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, musician and actor Wyclef Jean will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his classic 1997 debut album The carnival with an Amazon Music livestream on Sunday, July 3, from the Toulouse Theater in New Orleans.

The show is expected to feature surprise guests from the myriad of musicians who have contributed to The carnival becoming the iconic album it is today – hopefully including the original members of The Fugees.

“When I created The carnival album my idea was to show, through my music, a world without borders,” Wyclef said in a press release. “25 years later, join me and let’s celebrate culture! »

The Grammy-nominated and two-time RIAA platinum-certified album featured some of the biggest artists of the day, including Fugees members Lauryn Hill and Pras, Celia Cruz, Spragga Benz and more. The album was up for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for 1998’s “Guantanamera” and Best Solo Rap Performance for the popular 1999 single, “Gone Till November.” which became a US Top 10 single. and earn RIAA platinum status.

Wyclef continued to write, perform and produce his own music as a solo artist. It has thankfully kept a steady trajectory as a powerful pop cultural influence for over two decades. Since his days as a member of the Fugees, Wyclef has released eight albums which have collectively sold nearly nine million copies worldwide.

Fans can tune into the Amazon Music channel on Twitch the night before and the Amazon Music app at 9 p.m. ET to watch Wyclef perform tracks from his groundbreaking debut album.